Three Things

Great days, terrible days, ruined days– we have all of ’em. After all, a lot can happen in a single day to change our outlook.

But I want to challenge you to simplify your perspective: “What are the three things you need in order to consider a day, a good day?”

For me, I’d want to…

  1. Exercise – This was my crutch for my first big break-up, but it’s been a staple ever since. With all the stuff in my life that’s out of my hands, this is one area that I have complete control over. All the frustration and stress can be exhausted at the gym. So no matter how rough the day’s been, I can still get a sense of accomplishment.

  2. Eat Meat – Just to clarify, I love vegetables too. The problem being I could eat vegetables all day long and still not “feel full”. I need meat to feel satiated. This is probably why 1) I’m able to keep my sanity while dieting and 2) I never got too homesick for American food while in Japan. Meat will always be there for you!

  3. Talk to a Pretty Girl – Look, I know chemistry is whack and signs are misleading, but that’s dating. I’m talking about enjoying the tiniest of tiny victories. This isn’t even on the same level as getting a girl’s number. Just being able to say, “Hey, see that lady? I talked to her.” Satisfaction, baby!

Now there’s a trick to all this. Being able to meet each point is totally doable every day! In other words, I’ve rigged the system so that each and every day is a good day.

Can you set yourself up for good times too? What are your three points? 

Let me know in the comments below or via e-mail (commdao @ gmail) or on this reddit thread. I’ll be turning this idea into a little side project, so expect your comments to be featured again in a more grandeur fashion!

Published by Jon Dao

Formerly, the Conversation Coach

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